Indeed, the colder months have landed. And, for those of you who prefer chillier days, cosy jumpers and hot chocolates, we’ve found the perfect colder weather activities to give you some thrills this autumn and winter in Wellington.
Feel glamourous and chic at this famous high tea series in the heart of Wellington. Read all about it here. Certainly, a cosy colder weather activity in Wellington.
📍 90 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
2. Escape Rooms
There’s a variety of escape room experiences across Wellington. But Escape Mate absolutely love hosting all kinds of sessions. Grab your workmates or some family members and off you go for some thrilling adventures.
3. Martinborough Wine Tasting
Take a one hour road trip to the Martinborough Vineyard for a glorious day of wine tasting and chowing down on some fine New Zealand cuisine. Learn about the production of wine while appreciating some high-quality Pinot Noir. What a scene!
📍 89 Martins Road, Martinborough 5954, New Zealand
4. Hannahs Laneway
Pop on your winter warmers and head for a foodies feast. This laneway offers wonderful deals, where you can satisfy your sweet cravings by eating peanut butter at the quirky peanut butter shop, or eat delicious renowned salted caramel cookies at Leeds Street Bakery and more.
📍 14 Leeds Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Rediscover the delights of your homeland by heading to this wildlife sanctuary. Surrounded by birdsong and remote bushes, you’ll have a marvellous time.
📍 3 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
6. The Cinema
Grab your partner or friend and head to your nearest movie theatre to catch some of the newest blockbusters on the big screen. Since the film industry was impacted heavenly during coronavirus, we think we ought to support them while they are operating.
📍 Various Locations
7. Try Fred’s Sandwiches
This new 5-star reviewed café came under our radar for their irresistible OTT sandwiches. Read all about them here.
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The boring colder weekends offer an excellent time to breakaway from Wellington and experience something new. Check out dreamy North Island weekend experiences or rare North Island getaways to find an escape.
9. Weta Workshop
As one of the best date ideas in Wellington, go on an imaginary world of discovery at one of the world’s greatest studio tours. Learn how physical effects are crafted on this insightful tour date. Weta Workshop is best known for its Oscar-winning work on Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. To book visit Weta Workshop website.
📍 Weka Street, Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
10. Ski Resorts
Make the most of winter by booking a weekend away in one of the best ski resorts in New Zealand. Learn to snowboard, ski and more. One of the best colder weather activities.
11. Te Papa Museum
This interactive museum is a must-visit for those of you who don’t like the sun. Educate yourself on New Zealand, earthquakes, wildlife, culture, volcanoes and much more. With an ever-changing exhibition collection…you won’t be bored.
📍 55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
12. Wellington Zoo
Animal lovers will enjoy wandering through the animal kingdom. Indeed, the zoo is an excellent place to have fun, go on a date or get up close and personal with some much-loved creatures. For more information, visit the Wellington Zoo website.
📍 200 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
13. Paekakariki Hill Track
This place just happens to be one of the best to watch the sunset and sunrise in Wellington. Opt to either drive the enchanting coastal route, or hike the loop with a group. Certainly, one of the most epic colder weather activities.
📍 Paekākāriki 5034, New Zealand
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14. Counter Culture Board Game Café
This quirky spot offers a warm service and a great place to bond with friends. With hundreds of board games, delicious food and exclusive drinks – you won’t be left disappointed.
📍 211 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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